Bob Weir & The National: ‘Bridge Session’ Webcast Tonight
MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL, AND POLITICAL LEADERS
A video preview of the event was released today. Saturday’s event will be broadcast live on Yahoo! Music and will take place at 9 PM ET/6PM PT on Sat. March 24.
In between sets of the musical performance, political figures and activists will weigh in on topics such as getting money out of politics, protecting the First Amendment and the 2012 Presidential election. Panelists will include independent Presidential candidate Buddy Roemer, No Labels cofounder Mark McKinnon (a former media advisor to George W. Bush, John McCain, Bono and Lance Armstrong), climate change activist Jessy Tolkan, and Grateful Dead lyricist and Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) cofounder John Perry Barlow.
Fans watching The Bridge Session from home will be able to ask questions to Weir and the featured guests via Twitter.
Weir will be backed by an ensemble that includes The National’s Scott and Bryan Devendorf and their bandmate Aaron Dessner, along with many longtime friends from Brooklyn’s vibrant independent music scene: Thomas “Doveman” Bartlett and Kyle Resnick, both frequent collaborators of The National, Walt Martin of The Walkmen, Conrad Doucette of Takka Takka, and Sam Cohen and Josh Kaufman of the Yellowbirds. Kaufman is also the event’s musical director. HeadCount founder Marc Brownstein, a member of the electronic rock band The Disco Biscuits and a Brooklyn native, will serve as emcee.